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Definitions of promontory

  1. a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A high cape; a point of land jutting into the sea; a headland. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. An eminence or projection. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. An eminence. Process of inner ear. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A headland or high cape. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A headland; high cape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A high point of land extending into the sea; a headland. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea; a headland. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A prominence or projection, as of the cochlea. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12. [Latin] A prominence or projection, as of the cochlea (anat.). na
  13. prom'on-tor-i, n. a headland or high cape jutting out into the sea: (anat.) a projection on the sacrum: a rounded elevation in the tympanum of the ear. [L. promontorium--pro, forward, mons, montis, a mountain.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. A small projection at the inner paries of the cavity of the tympanum, which corresponds to the external scala of the cochlea, and especially to the outer side of the vestibule. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. [Latin] A prominent projecting process. P. or the middle ear, the prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum, formed by the projection inward of the first turn of the cochlea. P. of the sacrum (Promontorium, G.A.S.), the projection formed by the junction of the sacrum and the last lumbar vertebra. na
  16. Point of high land jutting out into sea &c., headland; (Anat.) kinds of protuberance in the body. Hence promontoried a. [medieval Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. A projecting process or eminence. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. A prominence or protuberance Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. A slight prominence on the inner wall of the tympanic cavity, below the fenestra ovalis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. [Latin] A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea; a headland ; a high cape. Cabinet Dictionary

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